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Sleepless Nights? Sleep Tips for a Better Night’s Rest

Sleepless Nights? Sleep Tips for a Better Night’s Rest

BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A small minority of people don’t need the suggested eight hours of sleep each night.  These people can get by on less than five hours, scientists found.  But for the majority of you who need your eight hour…

Snoring Babies May Become Hyperactive Kids, Study Finds

Snoring Babies May Become Hyperactive Kids, Study Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The quality of sleep children get, including how much they snore as a baby, may affect their risk of growing into hyperactive kids down the line, suggests a new study.The findings, published Monday in the journal Pediat…

Sleep May Improve with Age, Study Suggests

Sleep May Improve with Age, Study Suggests

BananaStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — While it’s a common belief that getting older means less sleep and more fatigue, a new study suggests that older adults may actually enjoy better sleep than their younger counterparts.Researchers conducted phone …

Sleeping Pills Linked to Almost Fourfold Increase in Death Risk

Sleeping Pills Linked to Almost Fourfold Increase in Death Risk

Steve Allen/Getty(WASHINGTON) — Sleeping pills prescribed by your physician are supposed to ward off the myriad health problems that come with lack of sleep. But adults who take sleeping pills in even small numbers over their lifetime may be nearly fo…

Restless Nights Linked to Signs of Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

Restless Nights Linked to Signs of Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

Erik Snyder/Photodisc(ST. LOUIS) — Could disturbed sleep patterns be linked to early signs of Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers think so.Yo-El Ju, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and colleagues conducted a study in people w…

Kids Weren’t Getting Enough Sleep, Even in the 19th Century

Kids Weren’t Getting Enough Sleep, Even in the 19th Century

Polka Dot Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Everybody loves to sleep, but most people don’t get enough of it, especially kids.  And as it turns out, the insufficiency among youngsters is nothing new — it dates back to the 19th century, according to …

Insomniacs Suffer Depression, Heart Woes After Years of Little Sleep

Insomniacs Suffer Depression, Heart Woes After Years of Little Sleep

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(QUEBEC CITY, Canada) — Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, according to an article published Thursday in the journal Lancet.  But it often goes unrecognized and untreated.  Doctors say it’s an alarming trend be…

Sleep Locks In Bad Memories, Emotions

Sleep Locks In Bad Memories, Emotions

Siri Stafford/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(AMHERST, Mass.) — Sleeping after a traumatic event might lock in bad memories and emotions, a new study has found.Researchers from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst asked more than 100 healthy adults to…

Rebooting the Brain: New Progress in the Treatment of Insomnia

Rebooting the Brain: New Progress in the Treatment of Insomnia

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Sixty-two-year-old Deborah Hamilton has struggled with insomnia her entire life.“I find that I can go to bed at night dog tired, just so ready to sleep, and three hours later, at two in the morning, I&rsq…

CPAP Mask Treats Sleep Apnea, Heart Problems

CPAP Mask Treats Sleep Apnea, Heart Problems

Siri Stafford/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Joan Siegel reached the tipping point of husband Alan’s snoring on their trip to China.For the past three years, Siegel could bear her husband’s snoring and waking in the middle of the night. It was …

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